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    St. Louis, MO
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    Leathercraft, vintage bicycles and my family.

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  1. US only, but they have what you want. https://www.tapplastics.com/product/plastics/cut_to_size_plastic/styrene_high_impact/560 This one you'd have to cut into strips. http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=22883
  2. Very cool indeed! Yes, more pictures please. Very interesting closure. Would like more info on that.
  3. And these look more similar to the one you had...
  4. I've heard good things about these ones. I'm wondering if the one you showed would ultimately be too big, but maybe not. There are similar pens available, just google refillable pen or such.
  5. Just google biker whip and you can learn the history. It is often called a "get back".
  6. Question. Did your laser make the stitching holes? There is a lot to be proud of there. I agree with your comments regarding areas of improvement, but don't neglect the good stuff and there is a lot of good.
  7. For a simple, single gusset I make sure it is a little longer than necessary to begin. I then use my chisel to pre-punch holes on both sides of the gusset, lapping one tooth over the edge for judging spacing. I do the same on the front and back panels. I typically put a needle through the first holes temporarily and then use small binder clips down the edges. I then stitch all around to the other side and then trim off the excess gusset. Works good for me, is quick and saves glue mess. Keep in mind I typically max out at 5-6 oz. leather on my bags, so flexibility isn't a huge issue.
  8. Where are you sourcing the brand X?
  9. Amen! Happy Easter to you and yours.
  10. Yep, line it. I'd use soft suede on the interior. Good oil tanned leather will sometimes show little beads of oil when you flex it. Not the greatest on all items, but boy is it water-resistant!
  11. I dig the darker one but love the interior of the first one. Cool stuff.
  12. That strap is a nice touch! Great color too. Next time show us the inside too please. Did you put any pockets or pen loops inside?
  13. Springfield's wallet interiors are pretty nice.
  14. 6 spi is too few for wallets IMHO. I'd shoot for 8.